Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Mammalia > Order: Chiroptera > Family: Vespertilionidae > Genus: Nyctalus > Species: Nyctalus azoreum

Azorean bat - Nyctalus azoreum (Thomas, 1901)

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Vulnerable (IUCN)
EU conservation status by biogeographical region Macaronesian - Poor
Protected by EU Habitats Directive and 2 other international agreements
Most preferred habitats
  • urban
  • woodland and forest
May also occur in
  • grassland
  • heathland and shrub
  • rivers and lakes
  • sparsely vegetated land
Natura 2000 species code 2015


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Threat and conservation status

IUCN Red List status of threatened species

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IUCN Red List Category
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Regionally Extinct
Not Applicable
Extinct in the Wild
Data Deficient
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EU conservation status

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Natura 2000 sites

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Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Azorean bat English Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Azoren rosse vleermuis Dutch Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Azoren-Abendsegler German Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Azori-koraidenevér Hungarian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Azorienisolepakko Finnish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Borowiec azorski Polish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Morcego dos Açores Portuguese Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Murciélago nóctulo de Azores Spanish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Netopýr azorský Czech Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Noctule des Açores French Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Nottola delle Azzorre Italian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Synonym Author
Nyctalus leisleri azoreum (Kuhl, 1818)
Pterygistes azoreum Thomas, 1901

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External data

Reportnet deliveries

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Released Coverage Envelope File
2013-09-18 Portugal Relatorio nacional sobre a implementacao da Directiva Habitats 2013 PT_species_reports.xml
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